South Carolina Treasure and Artifact Association MinutesJuly 26, 2010

The SCTAA met on July 26, 2010, with 27 in attendance including 5 visitors and our guest speaker, Ken Henkel.Ken was invited to speak by former member Dave Packardwho thought we would all enjoy hearing him.Ken Henkel's program was an interesting talk about his metal detecting experiences ranging from his home area of Maryland to hunting opportunities in England to the Treasure Coast of Florida where he now lives.He assured us artifacts can still be found on the Treasure Coast occasionally (though it is harder now than it was a few years ago to find treasure).I think everyone enjoyed his talk and the numerous photos and items he displayed.Ken also graciously donated about eight prizes that were given away by a drawing of tickets.

Upcoming dates: August 14-21 - Myrtle Beach Trip(On Aug. 14 & 15 Andy Sabisch will speak to the group at dinner at Shoney's Restaurant.About 10+ members have signed up to participate.)

October 23 - Lake Lure Annual Hunt & Cookout

June treasury ended with $809.31.We paid out $25 for the on-line Flickr acct. that Donnie Bagwell uses to post pictures of monthly contest-winning finds.We collected Raffle - $70, Donation Can - $10,tee-shirt sale - $15.Closing balance is $879.31.

NOTE:As a service to the club and publicity outlet, Donnie Bagwell posts SCTAA club info. and minutes of past meetings at http://treasuredigger.net and Finds of the Month photos are at www.flickr.com/photos/sctaaLOST in Lake Lure per Tyrone - Man's white-gold wedding band

Betty Moffat won the gold 2 peso coin raffle.Our next meeting will be August 23, 2010.

BEST FINDS CONTEST WINNERS - JULY

(We usually have a number of ties.The first name listed is the coin prize winner, but everyone gets the points who placed in the ties.)

COIN - 1st - TIE - Haskell Staton

2nd- Greg Modzel

3rd - TIE - Harold Bell and Roy Evans

JEWELRY - 1st - Roy Evans

2nd - Greg Modzel

3rd - Haskell Staton

WHAT IS IT? -1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Haskell Staton

3rd - Travis Aiken

MILITARY - 1st - Darrell Mullinax

2nd - Harold Bell

3rd - Haskell Staton

OTHER -1st - Roy Evans

2nd - TIE - Allen Sheriff

3rd - Bill Guthke, Darrell Mullinax, Haskell Staton

# OF COINS -1st - Maggie Moffat (616

2nd - Travis Aiken (592)

3rd - Roy Evans (446)

Rebecca Reece, Secretary/Treasurer